(Closed) Married Ladies- Do you have dress regret?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

After looking at my pictures, I do have a bit of dress regret but only because of how it fit me then. It was a perfect fit when I bought it but by the time of the wedding, I gained just enough weight for it to be a little less comfy. Although, I regret it a little I still think I looked ok in it. I had a great time at the wedding so I don’t want my feelings of the dress to alter anything about that day.

Post # 4
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had a bit of dress regret before the wedding.  Looking back on pictures I don’t really have any regrets about it.  I looked beautiful and happy and that’s all you really want at the end of the day.

Post # 5
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1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

No regrets, I really loved my wedding dress.
There are sooo many great dresses out there though, I only wish I could do this more than once!

Post # 7
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2821 posts
Sugar bee

Everyone really liked my dress and out of the ones I tried on it really was the one I liked the best, and I tried on a lot of dresses.  That being said there’s probably some things I would have changed about it and I didn’t really want strapless but that’s what the majority of dresses are so that’s what I ended up getting. 

Post # 8
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214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

No I never had regret…

It was heavy and slightly uncomfertable.. but I felt beautiful and felt it fit the look I was going for. I got many compliments the entire night, and strangers stopping to say stuff while picture taking. It was hard to dance in the dress, but after awhile I didn’t care anymore. I had a great time, and wouldn’t have changed the dress in a million years.

Post # 9
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2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

When we were planning, I had the the defining “save or splurge” scenario with my dress. I found my dream dress, tried it on, and knew it was the one. It was also $4500 pre-tax and pre-alterations, which was way, way out of my budget (I budgeted $2000 including tax, and an extra $300 for alterations).

In the end, even though my husband (FI at the time) said we could swing it, I decided against it. I just couldn’t spend the money on a dress I’ll wear once. I think it’s awesome when girls decide to splurge, but for me, it just wasn’t right. I got really frustrated during the dress shopping process because literally nothing else lived up to the dream dress, and in the end, I went in a completely different direction with a tea-length BM dress I purchased in white for $270 (incl tax and shipping), and on our wedding day, I loved it.

Every once in a while, I’ll think about what it wold have been like and felt like to wear that gorgeous dream gown, but then I remember that had I gone with the expensive one, I would have had the “I wonder if I would have felt just as beautiful in a cheaper dress?” thoughts, too. Either way, I would have had some small regrets.

But it’s been about six months since our wedding, and I’m definitely over it. It took time, but honestly, on your wedding day, when you have your hair and make-up done, and you’re holding the bouquet, you feel amazing no matter what.

Post # 10
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3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Nope!  Not me.  My dress was under budget and I knew it was the ‘one’ everytime I tried it on. 

Post # 11
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1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I have slight dress regret — it seemed shiny in pics BUT I was happy all day and it tranfered to the pics 🙂 so not really I guess

Post # 12
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1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I absolutely loved my dress my only regret was not making sure it was on properly before zipping it up.  Seems like a minor thing but it was suppose to sit slightly higher on me.  It hurt a lot the whole night – i still have scars on my ribs 3 weeks later!

Post # 13
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1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I had a bit of dress regret before the wedding. I bought my dress almost 2 years before we actually got married (had to postpone for a while due to $$.)

A few months before my wedding I saw another dress that I absolutely fell in love with. But I didn’t allow myself to become a 2 dress bride and stuck with my original choice.

No regrets now. It was PERFECT for me and for our wedding. So happy I stuck with it.

Post # 14
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463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Before the wedding, i did have dress regret, particularly during the fitting process.  The dress i had tried on was multiple sizes larger than the one i needed to order.  So when it came in, i still need a TON of work to get it fitted right.  This made me regret my dress choice, as it was a lot of panic, confrontations with the seamstress and tight deadlines to get it to fit properly and look like the dress did on the manufactuer’s website. 

In the end though, I LOVED MY DRESS!  looking back at all the pictures, i don’t think i woud have changed it if i could do it all again.  i would go through all the hassel and stress just to have it.

I think sometimes us wedding ladies overthink things and that makes us nervous as to whether we made the right choice. 

Post # 15
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1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Ms. Purple: You are so right about how we overthink things. We also look at too many wedding websites and end up with dress envy. LOL. I wish I would have just stopped looking at wedding blogs and such after I made all my decisions!

Post # 16
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5978 posts
Bee Keeper

I do have a teeny, tiny bit of dress regret. I wore my mom’s dress though. I loved the look of it, and I sort of wish that I had altered it slightly differently. In the end, I thought it was awesome, and it was ridiculously comfortable, but I do regret that I didn’t even go out and take a look at other dresses. I never had the dress shopping experience, and that was a little sad.

In the end, I’m really happy that I wore my mom’s dress…it meant a lot to her, but I still have that little twinge of “what if…”

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